Ocean Network Express (ONE) has confirmed the successful refloating of its flagship vessel, ONE Orpheus, after it ran aground in the Suez Canal.
The incident occurred on 6 December around 12.30 pm Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The vessel started to move and was successfully refloated with the assistance of tugs a few hours later.
The vessel dropped anchor at Port Said around 12.01 am (UTC) on 7 December for a detailed Underwater Inspection for assessment of the vessel’s condition, which is planned for 8 December.
Reports about ships getting trapped in the Suez Canal aren’t uncommon. The most notable incident occurred in March 2021, involving Evergreen’s Ever Given.